Murray Concerned Over Players’ Low Vax Rates
British tennis star Andy Murray says he’s feeling concerned by the low percentage of professional players believed to have been vaccinated. The number of pro-tennis players successfully jabbed is widely accepted to be below the 50 per cent mark.
Murray spoke to the media about his concerns ahead of this week’s US Open – this only shortly after the USTA’s announcement on Friday stipulating that all fans hoping to attend the major in person must at least have had their first jab.
The Brit said on Friday the main reason most people are getting in line to be vaccinated is because of a desire to look out for the well-being of others. He said professional players have a responsibility towards the wider public as they travel the world from one event to the next, adding that he felt happy and content with his own vaccination status.
Murray also commented on the plans already underway in anticipation of how things might work at next year’s Australian Open. While tournament organiser Craig Tiley has announced plans for a bio-bubble instead of a 2-week isolation period, Murray says he foresees issues with this type of arrangement. He says he also anticipates some changes in terms of arrangements for future events over the course of the coming months.
There appears to be a great deal of disparity among players in general regarding the taking of the vaccine. Only time will tell how this will affect an already on-wonky-footing world of professional tennis.
TOP online betting SITESMarch 2023
| ||5/5||100% Match up to $250 NZD|| Bet now|
| ||4.9/5||100% Match|| Bet now|
| ||4.8/5||Login to see promotions|| Bet now|
Trent Wilson is OnlineBetting.nz’s resident sports news expert. He draws on his extensive sporting knowledge, his qualification in sports management and his passion for betting to provide the latest, most up to date information on sporting events in New Zealand and across the globe. Trent is a veritable treasure trove of sports information and has been betting online for several years. He prides himself in keeping his readers informed, and in always offering an unbiased standpoint that reflects exactly what’s going on in the sports world. View Posts - Visit Website
You May Also Like:
Aussie tennis legend Todd Woodbridge has referred to the Davis Cup as a “disgrace”. Woodbridge’s comments came following drama surrounding a controversial decision over which country will be replacing Russia in this year’s finals. Following the recent expulsion of Russia after the country’s invasion of Ukraine, the decision was made ….
With the Dubai Championships in full swing in the UAE, former champion Andy Murray will have to hold out a little longer for his 700th career win. Murray recently suffered a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Italy’s Jannik Sinner, while world No. 1 Novak Djokovic reached the quarter finals ….
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is officially back in action following his controversy-fuelled deportation from Australia in January. Djokovic on Monday reached the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships when he beat wildcard entry Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 6-3. The victory marked the Serb’s first match of 2022. ….
Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who has declared himself willing to miss out on future Grand Slams because of his vaccination status, could be permitted to compete in this year’s Italian Open in Rome. Italy’s cabinet secretary for sports, Valentina Vezzali, announced this week that the Serbian will be ….
Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic has now declared himself willing to forfeit the chance to be crowned the sport’s GOAT – as well as winning any further Grand Slam titles. Speaking to a prominent English news broadcaster this week, the Serb said while he did not wish to be ….